|Back in print.|
Solent keeps the facilities open late for the busy illustration and graphics students preparing for their degree shows. I've been given a supervisory rôle. On weekday evenings I hold the keys and wear the apron.
When I've told people about the new job, half of them aren't sure what I mean: it's not about toner; it's not the art collection of a Regency mansion (almost equally desirable).
It means making a mess with the intaglio inks, mopping up the leaking water from the hose cabinet; operating heavy presses... and, if you've ever seen the sink in an art room, you can imagine the splattering and grime, which I particularly enjoy scrubbing.
When I'm not doing that, or helping students, I can get some of my own prints done.
The university website has an interactive tour of the art school - see here - including a blurry shot of me, a year or two ago, waving some big sheets of paper about.